Former First Lady Laura Bush Talks Malaria
The following is an excerpt from a blog story that originally appeared on the Malaria No More Policy Center blog.
This morning, on Fox News America’s Newsroom, former First Lady Laura W. Bush spoke with Martha MacCullum about efforts to end malaria deaths. Bush was honored with the Raymond G. Chambers Global Leadership Award last night at Malaria No More’s 5th Anniversary Benefit, and MacCullum praised her and her family’s leadership in the fight against malaria.
In 2006, President and Mrs. Bush hosted the White House Summit on Malaria which had the purpose of “highlighting measures to control malaria, partnering together to give African children the gift of growing up, and mobilizing grassroots to save millions of lives in Africa.” Additionally, Mrs. Bush has done a lot to educate students about malaria and encouraged Americans to participate in American Idol's special charity program "Idol Gives Back."
Mrs. Bush explains that the issue of malaria appealed to her and her family both because of the national security issues involved and because this is a disease we know how to beat. Watch the full interview here.